July 6th 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Today, your child should bring home their Record of Achievement. It’s been lovely reading through them, seeing what the child and the teacher have written, and reflecting on the countless individual achievements and successes this year has brought. I hope they will help you understand your child’s attainment and progress and see the steps they can take next year to help them progress. We do value parents’ feedback, so do return the comments slip enclosed with the report. If your child is in Year 6, you will get your child’s report on Monday 16th July, as we don’t get the SATs results until next Tuesday.

Last night was the summer concert, a wonderful celebration of music. I am always amazed at the standard of our music, and how the children and their teachers perform such challenging pieces with such skill. Thank you to Mrs Huggett, Mrs Bond, Mrs Brooks, Mrs Bishop and Mrs Robinson, for organising it so well. (Do also see the newsletter for photos of the fantastic country dancing event on Tuesday.  I am so pleased that Kingston has continued this tradition for over 40 years).

Parent Governor

Thank you to both Nina Burich and Warren Speller for being willing to stand in the election for parent governor and to give up their time to support the school. It was lovely to see how many votes were cast and the involvement of our whole parent body in the process (far better than national elections!). Congratulations to Nina who received most votes and has been elected.

Choir, Orchestra and Recorder clubs

This week was the last week for music clubs this term. There will be no choir, orchestra or recorder clubs next week.

Last Day of Term – Friday 20th July

You are warmly invited to join us at Christ Church for our end of year service which begins at 9.45am.

As is usual on the last day of term, School finishes early:

  • AM Nursery @ 10.45am
  • Infants @ 2.15pm
  • PM & Full time Nursery @ 2.20pm
  • Juniors @ 2.30pm
  • Connect @ 5.15pm

Another Farewell

Mrs Ferguson has retrained to work with children with a hearing impairment and, this week, she got a job at a school for children with hearing impairments. She has been a wonderful TA in Year 6 and a lunchtime supervisor for two years and while we will miss her, we are really pleased that she has got a job which uses all her new skills.

Further to the information we gave out in last week’s bulletin, we wish to clarify that Mrs. Robertson is, in fact, retiring after 26 years of teaching.

Parking

Following complaints from parents and neighbours about unsafe parking and driving we are having receiving visits from the Coombe Vale Safer Neighbourhood team and they have asked us to remind you that it is illegal to park:

  • on the zig zags outside school at the designated times
  • on the double yellow lines
  • on the pavement

They have already issued a number of enforcement tickets and also that they are willing to take action following reports of abusive behaviour by drivers. Please do drive safely and courteously and keep our children safe.

Tombola Prize – DogFest

A pair of tickets to DogFest were included in the summer fair tombola. Unfortunately, due to the very hot weather the event has been cancelled. If you have won the prize and wish to transfer your tickets to next year’s event, please email the organisers at info@dog-fest.com.

Yours sincerely,

Tabitha White, Headteacher

This week’s ParentMail messages

Juniors – Cricket club flyer, Chelsea Football Club, Girls Football Club Monday 9th July, Year 6 Collective Worship Music concert (selected children)

Infants

Whole school – AMSA Football club registration,